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Medicine For Coccyx Disorders
Ice: If you have tailbone pain or coccydynia you could start by obtaining a donut cushion to sit on. This will relieve pressure on the coccyx. You can apply a gel ice pack or bag of frozen peas to the tender area twice a day for 10-15 min. You will not want to sit directly on your tailbone for a few weeks. See a physician if your pain does not improve or for medication management. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Coccyx: The coccyx is the name given to the very very end of the spine. Sometimes this area is referred to as the tailbone. A coccyx disorder can be the result of prolonged pressure resulting in a breakdown in the skin and creating an open wound. This is known as a pressure sore or bed sore. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What are symptoms of a sacral or coccyx chordoma? Is a pointy or sharp tailbone that protrudes a symptom of this disease?
Few symptoms: Chordoma is a rare malignancy of the lower sacrum, typically in male patients over 40. It is often associated with deep pain in pelvis/sacrum, and bowel obstruction due to the mass interfering with evacuation of colon. Neurologic symptoms are rare until late and include sciatica and bowel/bladder dysfunction. Tumors are slow growing, hard to resect/cure, and often found late in the disease. ...Read more
I have coccyx pain and degenerative disk disease and on disabiity, my pcp (on ppo) no time to manage disability paperwork 1. Getting diskogram from orthopedic, will not manage disability until after surgery
2. My pain dr does not manage disability
You : You can call your human resources department where you work and ask for their advice, or you can google "disability physician" in your area to try and find a doctor that can help you. You could also call the office manager in your doctor's office and ask their advice. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It is : Facet joints are the joint structures that connect the vertebrae to one another. It's not uncommon through normal "wear and tear" - so called degenerative arthritis - that these joints break down a bit. It's a very common finding and doesn't mean that you will have any problems from this now or in the future. Though it could be causes some discomfort in you; everyone's body is different. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No, but the symptoms: Associated with this can be controlled with lifestyle modifications including not smoking, weight control and regular exercise. If no contraindications, over the counter medications can help. Core muscular stabilization workouts can benefit as well including yoga and/ or pilates. ...Read more
My lower back is always in bad pain. No over-the-counter medicine seems to help, and no doctors will give me anything. What can I do?
Acupuncture: Have you tried alternative therapies? It's better to treat the underlying cause then to just treat the symptoms. ...Read more
Just had a blood patch done but my lower back is killing me what can I do aside from OTC medicine i can't move with out being on a 10 scale of pain.
I have a spasm in my lower back and i can't stand for long periods of time or my back starts to hurt bad i have to sit down and relax my back for a while until the pain eases i need to know what kind of dr i should see what kind of medicine ?
Rheumatologist: The best doctor to start with musculoskeletal pain is a rheumatologist who can recommend medical treatment if that is the best for your problem. He may recommend physical therapy depending upon the cause of the spasm. Avoid chiropractors who have no interest in cure but want to have you coming back again and again for expensive treatment of no long term value. ...Read more
Exercises: If overweight you should loose it, otherwise try back exercises(can get from the internet)you need both streching and strenghtenig of abominal and back muscle.You may need to see a physioterapist for proper instructions.Yoga olso has help many individuals.. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have a serious lower back pain and it does not go away even when I have taken medicine and it has become a nuisance lately. Any tip on what to do.
Back pain: The back pain can be caused by muscle strain, spinal stenosis, ruptured disc, nerve impingement ... The treatment depends on the cause of your pain. If your pain persists, you should seek help from a health care provider (pain management physician, rehab doctor, neurologist...). You might benefit from a comprehensive evaluation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My friend has had migraine like pain in the lower back of his head. The pain has been there for more then 3 weeks and pain medicines are not helping.
Break the cycle: Daily pain can result in a phenomenon called wind up; the nerves in the brain become over-active with the result of sustaining the pain. To stop it, you must break the pain cycle. Have your friend's doctor administer a shot (toridol works well), then go home and sleep. Upon waking, listen to a mediation tape with headphones for 30 minutes twice a day (you can find one on the internet). ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Try heat too: Ice is great if you have pain, tenderness, swelling and inflammation but ice will leave you tight and sometimes increase spasms. Follow the ice with heat (15-20 min. Only) and that will help relax the muscles. Otcs like Ibuprofen can also help at times. If symptoms persist, talk to you doc about rx options. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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